|Safe Harbor Success Stories: Adopted 2017
DC’S PIGGY BANK (5A679, G) Prior name: SM’S LIGHTNING
|Foaling Place:||CREAM RIDGE NJ||Color:||Bay|
|Death Date:||Embryo Transfer:|
|Markings:||SMALL STAR.||Parent Verified:||Yes|
DC is a true warhorse, having won more than $588,000 on the track in a career than spanned 10 full seasons of racing. From the track, he went to the Amish, and then ended up in the situation you hope a horse this special never ends up in – the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him in Bastrop, LA, owned by a kill buyer. They networked to find his previous connections, who stepped up to save him from a horrible fate. DC was lame upon arrival to Safe Harbor with a recent but healing bowed tendon in his right hind.
As of July 15, DC has been cleared by our vet for light riding. He is sound and happy to give rides around the farm. He is not recommended for long or strenuous trail rides or performance events at this time. A PPE is welcomed by your own veterinarian, if desired. DC has a big, swinging walk and he is uncomplicated to ride. He will gait and trot, but will need time to build up muscle to do much of either. He has natural curiosity and does need a rider who can be a leader.
On the ground, DC is completely beginner safe. His farrier says he’s the easiest horse he does, he has great feet, loves grooming, baths, and love. He pastures fine with mares or geldings. Due only to his limitations, DC has an adoption fee of $400.